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Roberto Cravero
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-01-03) 3 January 1964 (age 58)
Place of birth Venaria Reale, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Torino 1 (0)
1983–1985Cesena (loan) 67 (5)
1985–1992 Torino 182 (17)
1992–1995 Lazio 83 (10)
1995–1998 Torino 49 (0)
Total 383 (32)
National team
1984–1990 Italy U21 12 (1)
1987–1988 Italy U23 12 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Roberto Cravero (born 3 January 1964) is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a defender. He was usually deployed in the role of sweeper/libero.[1]

Club career

During his club career he played mostly for Torino (1981–1992 and 1995–98), also playing for Serie B Cesena on loan for two seasons (1983–85), and later for Lazio (1992–95), where he managed to help the club to a second-place finish during the 1994–95 season. Throughout his career, he became Torino's captain, and he helped the Turin side to win the 1989–90 Serie B title, gaining promotion to Serie A the following season, as well as the 1991 Mitropa Cup. He also helped his team to a Coppa Italia final in 1982, and to reach the 1992 UEFA Cup final. He retired with Torino in Serie B, in 1998.[1]

International career

Cravero played for Italy at youth level, reaching the final of the 1986 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, under manager Cesare Maldini; in total he managed 12 appearances and 1 goal between 1984 and 1990 with the under-21 side. He never represented Italy at senior level, however, despite being named in the Italian team that took part in the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship under Azeglio Vicini, reaching the semi-finals. He also participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics, where the Under-23 Olympic side also reached the semi-finals, finishing the tournament in fourth place; in total he made 12 appearances with the under-23 side between 1987 and 1988.[1][2][3]




  1. ^ a b c d "Cravero, addio al Toro". Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Roberto Cravero Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Convocazioni e presenze in campo: Roberto Cravero". Retrieved 23 January 2015.